Seven is usually a no-brainer for me. The ABC branch has the best risotto of anywhere I’ve ever been in Nairobi.
So doing their NRW menu, I assumed would uphold their standards even though they had received mixed reviews on the NRW event page on FB.
The place is beautiful in the afternoon. With their outside seating, there is the perfect amount of natural light coming in.
The staff is friendly. In fact I recognized our server.. from another restaurant I suppose, cant exactly remember where. But he was a pleasant chap. We were 5 for lunch so we got a chance to order all the meals on the menu. That is; lamb, chicken, fish and the vegetarian option (open lasagna). For our starter, we had the butternut soup. Wow!! That is possibly one of the best butternut soups I have had in a long while, like EVER maybe even. It was sweeter than usual so they may have either added some sweet potato or sugar or something. Either way, it was Bangin’! I chowed it down in what seemed like one mouthful. With the excitement lingering on the tip of my tounge, the main course was served. Presentation gets points. Those guys have some serious plating skills and all the food looked and smelt delightful.
Dig in.. chew, swallow, repeat. Ok, my meal tastes a little bland, and dry.. I don’t say anything, as I know it’s already hard enough to cater to vegetarians. To my left, my friend’s grilled fish is supple and flavorful and practically melting in her mouth. To my right, my other friend’s Chicken is alright, maybe a little dry. Directly opposite me, the 2 boys having lamb are highly disappointed. The tomato sauce that comes over the lamb tastes like it’s made with mostly tomato paste. Only fish girl finished her food. The rest of us, gave up half way through the meal. Dessert was the savior. I had the brownie with ice cream. You really can’t go wrong with a dessert this simple. Everyone else loved the banoffee (banana toffee?) So all in all Seven gets a 7/10 (see what I did there?). I’d definitely go back for my risotto.